The Adventure of English : The Biography of Language (Reprint)

The Adventure of English : The Biography of Language (Reprint)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 322 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781559707848
  • DDC分類 420.9

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       ix
1 The Common Tongue 1 (15)
2 The Great Escape 16 (16)
3 Conquest 32 (8)
4 Holding On 40 (12)
5 The Speech of Kings 52 (14)
6 Chaucer 66 (10)
7 God's English 76 (13)
8 English and the Language of the State 89 (10)
9 William Tyndale's Bible 99 (10)
10 A Renaissance of Words 109(12)
11 Preparing the Ground 121(11)
12 Shakespeare's English 132(12)
13 "My America" 144(17)
14 Wild West Words 161(15)
15 Sold Down the River 176(12)
16 Mastering the Language 188(19)
17 The Proper Way to Talk 207(17)
18 Steam, Streets and Slang 224(12)
19 Indian Takeover 236(15)
20 The West Indies 251(10)
21 Advance Australia 261(11)
22 Warts and All 272(9)
23 All Over the World 281(9)
24 And Now...? 290(7)
Acknowledgments 297(4)
Picture Acknowledgments 301(2)
Bibliography 303(10)
Index 313